We’re really excited to have two postdoctoral posts available here in the Children’s Literature Unit at Newcastle University, each lasting two years (if full-time). The successful candidates will work on projects funded by Newcastle University’s Research Excellence Academy and Research Investment Fund. These offer the opportunity to work closely on the Aidan and Nancy Chambers collection at Seven Stories, or to pursue a postdoctoral research project of the candidate’s own design. The former would suit someone with experience in working with literary archives and an interest in developing this experience further, as well as someone with an interest in one of the many areas covered by the collection, which spans the whole of Aidan and Nancy’s working lives. The latter will be more independent in scope since it involves a project of the candidates own, but we’re interested in work which aligns with research interests in collection and archives, heritage, or diversity and inclusion.
Research Associate in Children’s Literature (REA) – B131592R
Research Associate in Children’s Literature (RIF) – B131593R
- Developing collections, archives and exhibitions of children’s books, with a particular focus on how we tell national stories of children’s literature.
- Children/young people and heritage.
- Diversity and inclusion in histories of children’s literature.
For informal enquiries relating to these posts, contact Professor Matthew Grenby(firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr Lucy Pearson (email@example.com).